How to Become Fearless and Build a Global Brand with Rebecca Minkoff
Episode #193. Rebecca Minkoff created a personal brand from her creative passion, and not only did she do that, but she’s also taken it further to support female entrepreneurs and share her journey to fearlessness. Wouldn’t you love to pick her brain?! In this episode, you’ll get a look behind the scenes of Rebecca’s business and brand to find out how she keeps up with it all, why she’s all for the scrappy side of starting a business, and what you can do to bring a fearless CEO drive to your business every day.
In This Episode You’ll Learn:
- How Rebecca gets things done behind the scenes (her secret hiring tips!)
- The essential question for your next hire that will keep you in your zone of genius
- Why leaning into the scrappy side of building a business can be a huge asset
- What fear and vulnerability can bring to your customer feedback
- Rebecca’s unique take on burnout and how to get back to your passion
“When I decided I wanted to have my own company, I was like, ‘If I'm gonna work this hard, I want it to be my name.’ Then everything was about, ‘What do I think? What do I want? How do I want to design this?’”
“I have a mouth, I have a brand, and I have a platform. I need to use it for something far bigger than what I was doing just making women look great. Like, how do I make sure that her business is greater? How do I make sure she’s able to start a business or feel brave enough to ask for more if she works somewhere?”
“You have to get really good at discerning, ‘Is this person giving me criticism so that I can change and improve? Or are they criticizing me to just make me feel bad?’ When you're getting criticism to improve, it's done from a place of help. Then, that's not scary. It still sucks, but you take a look in the mirror and say, ‘Oh, yeah, that might be right. OK, let me act on it quickly.’”
“I never had burnout just starting out, making no money, and working all hours. I loved what I did so much. Anyone here who loved what they do so much. It didn’t matter. You weren’t burnt out. You were fueled by your own creation and your own momentum. How you get back to that takes some self-reflection to figure out.”
Discussed on the Show:
- "Which movie villain" Quiz: jaclynmellone.com/quiz
More about Rebecca:
A global industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff’s modern bohemian designs are inspired by strong, confident and powerful women who embody the effortless, free-spirited lifestyle.
In the Summer of 2018, Rebecca launched a podcast, Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff. The podcast is consistently in the top 100 of her categories and has launched the #superwoman tribe across the world.
In September of 2018, she established the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women who invest in women’s financial power across a socioeconomic spectrum by enabling and empowering female-owned businesses.
This year, she became a bestselling author with her first book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success.
Rebecca is married to director Gavin Bellour, and they reside in Brooklyn with their three children.